Recipe courtesy of Brian Duffy

Papaya and Mission Fig Wontons with Jack Daniels Maple Glaze

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 42 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 2 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 ounces Jack Daniels

6 ounces maple syrup

1 papaya, small dice

8 figs, thinly sliced

4 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 egg, beaten, for egg wash

12 wonton skins


  1. In a sauce pot, add the whiskey and carefully flambe. When the flames have died down, add the syrup. Reduce by a 1/3 and reserve. In a bowl, combine the papaya, figs, 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Egg wash the edges of 1/2 the wonton skin, and place a 1/4 size dollop of the papaya combo in the center and fold the wonton. Repeat for each wonton.
  2. Preheat a deep fryer or a large pot halfway filled with oil to 360 degrees F.
  3. Fry the wontons for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until skin is brown and bubbly. Remove and toss with 1 tablespoon of powered sugar. To plate, place in a bowl with the sauce in the center as focus. Fan the wontons and dust with remaining powdered sugar.